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Raonic Delivers Showtime Hot Shot In Toronto 2016

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Milos Raonic produces a showtime worthy Hot Shot against Jared Donaldson at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.

Nishikori Reflects On 3R Win In Toronto 2016

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Kei Nishikori moves into the quarter-finals at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Watch live tennis: tennistv.com.

Wawrinka Discusses Win Over Sock In Toronto 2016

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Stan Wawrinka discusses his win over Jack Sock on Thursday at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Watch live tennis: tennistv.com.

Former Champ Lopez Returns To Segovia Challenger

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Less than a week after clinching his fifth ATP World Tour title on the clay of Gstaad, World No. 18 Feliciano Lopez was back on home soil, paying a visit to the ATP Challenger Tour event in Segovia.

The 2009 champion in Segovia, Lopez returned to the site of his first Challenger title on Thursday. The nearby Toledo native hit the hard courts to practise with coach José Clavet and Japanese teenager Akira Santillan. Santillan, 19, is into the quarter-finals in just his second ATP Challenger Tour main draw. 

Lopez hit with Santillan for an hour, in preparation for the North American hard-court swing.

"He is a young player that I had heard about for many years. It's the first time that we played, but I can see clearly that he has great talent and a lot of promise,” said Lopez. “He is young, but has a lot of variety in his game and a good serve. To play tennis these days, that's important."

Santillan relished the experience of hitting with a player inside the Top 20 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, calling it “a great practice” and “an amazing experience for me.”

Santillan will face Italy's Luca Vanni in the Segovia quarter-finals on Friday. Lopez, meanwhile, looks to extend his strong run of form when he returns to the ATP World Tour in two weeks in Los Cabos.

Wawrinka, Nishikori Through To Quarter-finals

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Second seed Stan Wawrinka weathered a tough opening set and cruised in the second set against No. 16 seed Jack Sock on Thursday to move into the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup, 7-6(3), 6-2.

“Not easy... but I'm happy with the way I played in general and the win,” Wawrinka said.

Next up for Wawrinka is Kevin Anderson, who continued another deep run in Canada by rallying from behind to win his third-round match over No. 12 seed Bernard Tomic, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Anderson and Wawrinka are even in their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry at 4-4. Although Anderson has won four of their past five matches, Wawrinka won their most recent encounter in the quarter-finals of last year’s US Open.

“It's going to be an interesting match... It's always been difficult to beat him, but hopefully I can do that tomorrow,” Wawrinka said.

Wawrinka and Sock held serve throughout the first set to force a tie-break. They remained even until 3/3, when Wawrinka took the final four points to grab the opening set. The second set was one-way traffic for the second seed, with Wawrinka racing out to a 4-0 lead and dropping just five points on serve to take the match.

Wawrinka is into his third consecutive quarter-final at the Rogers Cup. This is his tenth appearance in Canada, with his best result being a semi-final showing in 2012. Anderson is making his seventh consecutive appearance at the Rogers Cup, with his previous best result being a quarter-final finish in 2014. He is looking to reach his first semi-final at an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event.

Tomic opened the match with Anderson by breaking serve in the first game, although little separated them the rest of the set, with Tomic winning 32 points compared to 30 for Anderson.

Anderson showed his resilience by saving eight break points in his first two service games of the second set. The South African then pounced on his first opportunity to break Tomic by going up 5-3 and serving out the set one game later. Anderson was nearly flawless on serve in the third set, with seven aces and just three points lost. He broke Tomic to lead 4-3 and eventually closed out the match on his first try.

Third seed Kei Nishikori made quick work of qualifier Rajeev Ram at the Rogers Cup, not dropping serve on his way to the quarter-finals with a convincing 6-3 6-4 win.

"The first set I played really good tennis. I had some tough times, but this score shows I was dominating a little bit," said Nishikori. "I'm still not 100 per cent yet, but feeling pretty strong. We'll have to see after a couple of more matches, but right now I feel good."

Nishikori and Ram traded service holds until 3-3, when Nishikori found another gear and broke Ram twice in a row to take the set. The Japanese star gave Ram few opportunities to establish himself in his service games, dropping just six points on serve throughout the set. Nishikori remained in control throughout the second set, saving three break points on his serve at 1-1 and finally grabbing the first break of the set by breaking Ram to love at 5-4 to close out the match.

The Japanese star will play Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, who swept Croatian Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 7-5 in one hour and 24 minutes. Nishikori leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry 2-0. Nishikori is making his fifth appearance at the Rogers Cup, with his best result being a semi-final finish last year. He is hoping to win his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title this week.

Whittington Keeps Winning In Lexington

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After winning six Futures titles in the first half of 2016, Andrew Whittington is now keeping up those tendencies on the ATP Challenger Tour.

The 22-year-old Australian has jumped nearly 400 spots in the Emirates ATP Rankings this year to his current standing of No. 207. Whittington reached his first ATP Challenger Tour singles final last week at the $50,000 event in Gimcheon, Korea, holding a championship point before losing to fellow Aussie Max Purcell.

Just a few days later, he was competing stateside at this week’s $50,000 Challenger in Lexington. Whittington fought off jet lag to defeat No. 5 seed Bjorn Fratangelo in the opening round and then survived a marathon second-round match on Thursday against Ramkumar Ramanathan.

“It was really exciting making my first final last week in Korea, especially playing another Aussie, so we knew an Aussie was going to take the win. It’s been a quick turnaround, but I’ve toughed it out,” said Whittington. “It’s been really nice [in Lexington]. I’m very thankful for everyone – they’ve done it really well here. They’re very helpful and will do anything for you.”

Whittington first rose to prominence in doubles, reaching the quarter-finals (w/Alex Bolt) at the 2014 Australian Open and winning his first Challenger title doubles title that May inn An-Ning, China. But this year, his singles game has caught up. In addition to his run in Gimcheon and posting a 34-3 record in Futures events in 2016, he also reached the semi-finals at the Challenger tournament this January in Happy Valley, Australia.

“I think my serve and my forehand have really developed into a bigger weapon this year,” said Whittington. “I’m believing in myself this year and I’m as confident as ever. Winning some Futures events and a lot of matches helps with that.”

After his two wins in Lexington, Whittington is guaranteed to make his debut on Monday inside the Top 200 of the Emirates ATP Rankings. And with only 16 Emirates ATP Rankings Points to defend until January, the Aussie is almost guaranteed to climb even higher.

“I’ve had a good run recently and I’m trying to keep it positive on the court,” said Whittington. “I’m just trying to keep my injuries to a bare minimum. It’s been a good year so far, so I hope to just keep going along.”

A Bright Spot For Returners

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In tennis, the server starts the game with an advantage, but if the game is tied after more than a few points, it's the returner who benefits more.

The point score in a game can be equal on at least five junctures, including 0-0, 15-all, 30-all, deuce and subsequent deuces, which we'll call “two+ deuces”.

An Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers analysis of the current Top 10 players in the Emirates ATP Rankings reveals that their average chance of holding serve when tied drops the further into the game they compete. As the finish line of the game races closer to conclusion, the returner benefits more from having to win fewer points to win the game.

Not all players produced the same hold of serve metrics, though, with some actually performing better having to navigate through multiple deuces rather than just a single deuce. Tomas Berdych jumped four percentage points from 83 per cent to 87 per cent when he had to battle through more than one deuce. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic rose three percentage points, 83 per cent to 86 per cent, showing his mental toughness to hold as the returner extended his service games.

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Top 10: Percentage Chance of Holding Serve by Point Score

Ranking  Player 0-0 15-15 30-30 Deuce Two+ Deuces 1  Novak Djokovic 87% 86% 83% 83% 86% 2  Andy Murray 86% 84% 82% 83% 84% 3  Roger Federer 90% 84% 82% 83% 84% 4  Rafael Nadal 81% 81% 74% 70% 70% 5  Stan Wawrinka 86% 84% 80% 84% 85% 6  Kei Nishikori 83% 78% 79% 74% 74% 7  Milos Raonic 91% 88% 88% 82% 79% 8 Tomas Berdych 84% 86% 80% 83% 87% 9  Dominic Thiem 84% 81% 79% 75% 71% 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 88% 84% 85% 80% 76%  - AVERAGE 86% 83.6% 81.2% 79.7% 79.6%

In the Top 10, only Berdych had a higher chance of holding from 15/15 than 0/0 (86 per cent to 84 per cent), while only Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had a better chance of holding from 30/30 than he did at 15/15 (85 per cent to 84 per cent).

Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka all fared better holding from deuce than 30/30, with half of the Top 10 holding at a better rate with “two+ deuces” in their service game rather than a single deuce.

Overall, the Top 10 combined to average a lower win percentage with an even scoreline the closer the game got to be completed.

Holding Serve: Top 10 Average Percentage Drop

  • From 0/0 to 15/15 = 2.4 percentage point drop (86.0% to 83.6%)

  • From 15/15 to 30/30 = 2.4 percentage point drop (83.6% to 81.2%)

  • From 30/30 to Deuce = 1.5 percentage point drop (81.2% to 79.7%)

  • From Deuce to 2+ Deuces = 0.1 percentage points drop (79.7% to 79.6%).

We play a game of very small margins. This is encouraging news for players matched up against the Top 10 week in and week out. The longer you can stay even in the game, the better chance you have of breaking.

Bryans Reach Rogers Cup QFs

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Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan advanced to the quarter-finals at the Rogers Cup on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Marcin Matkowski and Max Mirnyi. The defending champions fired six aces and did not face a break point en route to the 62-minute victory. The Bryans will next face fifth seeds Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau.

Watch: Bryans Get Acrobatic At Cirque Du Soleil

Second seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares also advanced to the last eight thanks to a 47-minute win over Bernard Tomic and Viktor Troicki, 6-3, 6-2. The British/Brazilian saved all six break points faced in their second-round win. They next face seventh seeds Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram, who defeated home hopes Philip Bester and Adil Shamasdin 6-4, 7-6(4) in 81 minutes.

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Raonic Sounds Warning In Toronto

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Milos Raonic’s bid for a first title on home soil continues to gather momentum with the No. 4 seed easily dismissing #NextGen qualifier Jared Donaldson at the Rogers Cup on Thursday. The Canadian sent the World No. 147 in the Emirates ATP Rankings packing 6-2, 6-3 in just 72 minutes to reach the quarter-finals for the fourth time.

Raonic broke the 19 year old’s opening serve to go up 2-0 and again for the set at 5-2. The American – coming off a career-best win over last week’s Umag champion, Fabio Fognini, in the previous round – was unable to make inroads against Raonic. He was broken again for 2-0 in the second and it was enough to see the Canadian through. Raonic served it out on his first match point.

Having reached the Rogers Cup final before (2013, l. to Nadal) in Montreal, Raonic will be looking to progress beyond the quarter-finals for the first time in Toronto. He next meets No. 10 seed Gael Monfils after the Frenchman upset No. 7 seed David Goffin earlier, 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-4.

The Frenchman has now won eight matches in a row, dating back to his championship run last week at the ATP World Tour 500 event in Washington, D.C., which was Monfils' biggest title yet.

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“I feel happy that I managed to win this one,” Monfils said.

The 29 year old will look to make it nine straight victories against home favourite Raonic. His defeat of Goffin matches his best run in Canada (2011, l. to Djokovic).

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“He had a very good option in the first set in the breaker, a good lead. Somehow I managed to [win] it. I don't even know how," Monfils said. Goffin stormed back in the second set and looked to be on his way to taking the third set when he had a break point at 4-4. 

But Monfils erased it and held, and on his second match point, Goffin slapped a backhand that caught the net cord and bounced back.

Wawrinka Rips Winner Hot Shot Toronto 2016

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Stan Wawrinka leaves nothing behind when he rips a one-handed backhand down the line. Photo: Getty Images. Watch live tennis: tennistv.com

College Star Bushamuka Gets Pro Experience In Challengers

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William Bushamuka intends to turn pro after completing his college tennis career at the University of Kentucky, but he got an early taste of what to expect at this week’s $50,000 ATP Challenger Tour event on his home courts in Lexington.

Making his Challenger main draw debut on Tuesday night, the 20 year old hit plenty of winning shots in his loss to Liam Broady of Great Britain. But despite the early exit, Bushamuka said the experience was a top moment in his tennis career.

“At first, I was very, very nervous,” he admitted. “But after the first few games, I got a little looser and started striking the ball better. The crowd was a big factor. It was nice playing in the night session, but I always think it’s nice when you get the chance to play in front of your fans and the people who know you best.”

Bushamuka finished his sophomore year this season with a 16-9 record, highlighted by a win over 2015 NCAA men’s singles champion Ryan Shane. But while he has already faced the best U.S. college players, he admitted playing against the pros will be a tougher challenge.

“It’s definitely a step up. There are some things that exposed me,” said Bushamuka. “But it helped me to get better and that will help me become a better college player this season.”

Bushamuka will next play a Futures event in Illinois in two weeks before beginning his third year with the University of Kentucky team. Although he has a long season ahead of him, he’s already looking forward to the chance to compete again next year in Lexington.

“I think it’s an unbelievable tournament. The staff does a really good job running it and I’m happy it’s held in a great city such as Lexington,” said Bushamuka. "I was just very thankful for the opportunity. Even though I lost, I really enjoyed it.”

Nishikori Breezes Into Last Eight In Toronto

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Third seed Kei Nishikori made quick work of qualifier Rajeev Ram on Thursday at the Rogers Cup, not dropping serve on his way to the quarter-finals with a convincing 6-3 6-4 win.

Both players traded service holds until 3-3, when Nishikori found another gear and broke Ram twice in a row to take the set. The Japanese star gave Ram few opportunities to establish himself in his service games, dropping just six points on serve throughout the set. Nishikori remained in control throughout the second set, saving three break points on his serve at 1-1 and finally grabbing the first break of the set by breaking Ram to love at 5-4 to close out the match.

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Nishikori is making his fifth appearance at the Rogers Cup, with his best result being a semi-final finish last year. He is hoping to win his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title this week.

Next up for the third seed is the winner of the match between Grigor Dimitrov and Ivo Karlovic. Nishikori leads his FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry with Dimitrov 2-0. Although Karlovic leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry 2-1, Nishikori won their most recent match in Memphis in 2014. 

Top Junior Tsitsipas At Scheveningen Challenger 2016

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FedEx Performance Zone: Hard-Court Heroes

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On the most demanding of surfaces, Novak Djokovic is pre-eminent. Had it not been for an eye injury in February, Djokovic might be unbeaten on hard courts in 2016.

The World No. 1 leads the year-to-date Win-Loss Index on cement with an outstanding 28-1 (.996) record, as of 25 July. His lone loss coming in retirement to Feliciano Lopez in Dubai earlier this year.

The Serbian compiled an ATP World Tour-best 59-5 (.922) record on hard-courts last year according to the FedEx ATP Performance Zone, so often winning the physical and mental battle, and growing in confidence through pressure situations. In 2016, he already has four hard-court trophies in his cabinet - including two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crowns.

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Milos Raonic, who is currently No. 7 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, has the second-best winning percentage on hard courts this year with a 17-3 (.850) mark and is sure to contend for the sport’s biggest titles following his run to the Wimbledon final earlier this month.

Here's a detailed look at the Top 10 hard-court match wins’ leaders in 2016 (as of 25 July):

Player 2016 Hard-Court W-L (%) 2016 Hard-Court Titles 1) Novak Djokovic 28-1 (.996) Doha, Australian Open, Masters 1000 Indian Wells, Masters 1000 Miami 2) Milos Raonic 17-3 (.850) Brisbane 3) Roger Federer 8-2 (.800) - 4) Gael Monfils 19-5 (.792) Washington, DC 5) Stan Wawrinka 15-4 (.789) Chennai, Dubai 6) Nick Kyrgios 14-4 (.778) Marseille 7) Roberto Bautista Agut 20-6 (.769) Auckland, Sofia 8) Andy Murray 10-3 (.769) - 9) Dominic Thiem 16-5 (.762) - 10) Kei Nishikori 19-6 (.760) Memphis

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Djokovic, Wawrinka In Toronto Third-Round Play Thursday

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For the first time since 2002, four Americans (Jared Donaldson, Ryan Harrison, Rajeev Ram and Jack Sock) have advanced to the third round at the Rogers Cup. The last quartet to do so was Taylor Dent, Todd Martin, Andy Roddick and Pete Sampras. It is also the first time since 2004 Miami (Martin, Roddick, Andre Agassi and Vince Spadea) that four Americans have reached the Round of 16 at an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament. 

Those in action on Thursday include qualifiers Donaldson, who posted a surprise second-round victory over Fabio Fognini, and Ryan Harrison, who scored a big win over top-ranked American John Isner. Donaldson will have a difficult contest against home favorite and No. 4 seed Milos Raonic, while Harrison takes on another big server in No. 5 seed Tomas Berdych

The third qualifier remaining in the draw is also the oldest man in the field, 37-year-old Radek Stepanek, who is set to play top seed and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Stepanek, who turns 38 in November, has a 1-11 FedEx ATP Head 2 Head record against Djokovic. Three qualifiers also advanced to the third round at Montréal in 2015 (Ernests Gulbis, Donald Young, Mikhail Youzhny).

Kicking off play on Centre Court is No. 3 seed Kei Nishikori, who takes on Rajeev Ram. That match is followed by a clash between No. 16 seed Jack Sock and No. 2 seed Stan Wawrinka. The final day session match on Centre Court will feature doubles action from Bob and Mike Bryan, who take on the first-time doubles team of Max Mirnyi and Marcin Matkowski. Last week's winner in Washington, Gael Monfils, is second on Grandstand as he faces No. 7 seed David Goffin

DAY 4 FEDEX ATP HEAD 2 HEADS – In Order of Play by Court

Centre Court

Rajeev Ram (USA) vs [3] Kei Nishikori (JPN)                   Series Tied 1-1

12 Newport (U.S.A.) Grass QF Rajeev Ram 7-6(6)    6-3
14 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Hard R16 Kei Nishikori 6-2 6-3
Other Meetings:
07 Carson CH (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Kei Nishikori 6-2 6-3
10 Baton Rouge CH (U.S.A.) Hard R16 Kei Nishikori 6-3   6-7(3)   6-3

Ram 2016 FastFacts:
F: Delray Beach (l. to Querrey)
YTD W-L: 12-14 (9-6 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: March 18, 1984
Emirates ATP Ranking: 118
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 2-1 (2016 3R)

• Tournament Note: After first-round straight-sets win over Ernests Gulbis, defeated No. 13 seed Lucas Pouille in the second round 64 76(5). Win marks his first ATP Masters 1000 3R appearance
• Defeated Tomic and Dimitrov en route to 3rd ATP World Tour singles final at Delray Beach (l. to Querrey)
• Achieved career-high Emirates ATP Rankings of No. 56 in singles on April 18 and No. 24 in doubles on July 11
• Upset Anderson, also a former University of Illinois star, in Australian Open 1R (l. to Robert 75 in 5th)
• Earned 1st singles win of career on clay over Zeballos in Quito 1R (l. to Ramos-Viñolas 75 in 3rd)
• Enjoyed 1st 2 ATP Masters 1000 wins of career at Indian Wells (d. Rubin, l. to Tomic) and Miami (d. Donskoy)
• Conceded walkover to No. 7 Berdych in ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2R due to illness
• In doubles w/Klaasen, beat Bryan/Bryan en route to Halle title (d. Kubot/Peya in final), Wimbledon SF (l. to Benneteau/Roger-Vasselin) and Australian Open QF (l. to J. Murray/Soares). 
• Runners-up w/Klaasen at Miami (d. J. Murray/Soares in 1R, l. to Herbert/Mahut) and Geneva (l. to Johnson/Querrey)

Nishikori 2016 FastFacts:
W: Memphis (d. Fritz); F (2): ATP Masters 1000 Miami (l. to Djokovic); Barcelona (l. to Nadal); SF (2): ATP Masters 1000 Rome (l. to Djokovic); ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (l. to Djokovic); QF (3): Brisbane (l. to Tomic); Australian Open (l. to Djokovic); ATP Masters Indian Wells (l. to Nadal)
YTD W-L: 37-11 (20-6 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1 / Career Titles: 11
Date of Birth: December 29, 1989
Emirates ATP Ranking: 6
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 6-3 (2015 SF)

• Tournament Note: After a first-round bye, the No. 3 seed Nishikori defeated qualifier Dennis Novikov in a tight 64 75 battle to advance. He is hoping to advance to his second straight semifinal at the Rogers Cup
• Captured 4th straight Memphis title and extended win streak at event to 17 matches (d. Fritz)
• Saved 5 MPs to beat Monfils en route to 2nd ATP Masters 1000 final of career at Miami (l. to No. 1 Djokovic)
• Also saved 1 MP to defeat Isner 76 in 3rd before falling to No. 5 Nadal in ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells QF
• Reached ATP Masters 1000 SFs at Madrid (l. to Djokovic 76 in 2nd) and Rome (l. to Djokovic 76 in 3rd)
• Appeared in 3rd consecutive Barcelona final (d. Paire, l. to No. 5 Nadal)
• Advanced to Aus. Open QF (d. Tsonga, l. to Djokovic) and Roland Garros 4R (d. Verdasco in 5 sets, l. to Gasquet)
• Conceded walkover in Halle 2R vs. F. Mayer and retired in Wimbledon 4R vs. Cilic due to rib injury
• Beat Evans before falling to No. 2 Murray in 5 sets, snapping 12-match Davis Cup win streak (GBR d. JPN 3-1)

[16] Jack Sock (USA) vs [2] Stan Wawrinka (SUI)                          First Meeting

Sock 2016 FastFacts:

F (2): Auckland (l. to Bautista Agut); Houston (l. to Monaco); QF: Washington (l. to Karlovic)
YTD W-L: 22-13 (12-6 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: September 24, 1992
Emirates ATP Ranking: 26
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 5-2 (2015, 2016 3R)

• Tournament Note: The 23-year-old American has matched his best result from last year's 3R, this time defeating fellow Americans Denis Kudla 62 62 and Donald Young 64 63
• Last week, advanced to QF in Washington (l. to Karlovic in two TBs)
• Singles runner-up at Auckland (d. No. 8 Ferrer, ret vs. Bautista Agut) and Houston (d. Isner, l. to Monaco)
• Advanced to Wimbledon 3R for 1st time, losing 8th straight meeting with No. 7 Raonic
• Reached 3R at ATP Masters 1000s in Indian Wells (l. to Thiem), Miami (l. to Raonic) and Madrid (l. to Sousa)
• Achieved career-high No. 22 in Emirates ATP Rankings on January 18
• ATP Masters 1000 doubles finalist w/Pospisil at Indian Wells (l. to Herbert/Mahut) and Rome (l. to Bryan/Bryan)
• Retired in Auckland final and withdrew from Buenos Aires due to illness
Wawrinka 2016 FastFacts:
W (3): Chennai (d. Coric); Dubai (d. Baghdatis); Geneva (d. Cilic); SF: Roland Garros (l. to Murray); QF (2): Marseille (l. to Paire); ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo (l. to Nadal)
YTD W-L: 29-10 (16-4 on hard)
YTD Titles: 3 / Career Titles: 14
Date of Birth: March 28, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 5
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 11-9 (2011 QF)

• Tournament Note: The 31-year-old Swiss topped Mikhail Youzhny 76(3) 76(8) in 2R
• On a 10-match win streak in finals after beating Cilic 64 76(11) for 1st Swiss title at Geneva
• Also beat Baghdatis 64 76(13) to win ATP World Tour 500 event in Dubai
• Captured 3rd straight Chennai title (d. Coric), increasing win streaks at event to 12 matches and 24 sets
• Enjoyed 400th career win in Aus. Open 3R on Jan. 23 (d. Rosol) before falling in 4R (l. to Raonic in 5 sets)
• In defense of Roland Garros title, won 5-setter over Rosol in 1R and reached SF (l. to No. 2 Murray)
• Appeared in 46 consecutive Grand Slam main draws since making major debut at 2005 Roland Garros
• Advanced to ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo QF (d. Kohlschreiber and Simon, l. to No. 5 Nadal)
• Saved 2 MPs to beat Stakhovsky 64 46 76(8) in Marseille 2R and came within 2 points of losing to Stakhovsky in Dubai 1R before earning 57 63 75 win

[1] Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) vs Marcin Matkowski (POL) / Max Mirnyi (BLR) 

• This is the first tournament together for Matkowski and Mirnyi
• Bryans have been winners in their last 7 ATP Masters 1000 finals and 14 of last 15 overall
• Bryans hold record 112 doubles titles together and have played exclusively with each other this season
Mike Bryan captured 1,000th doubles win when he and Bob beat Goffin/Pouille in Halle 1R on June 14 (l. to Klaasen/Ram in SF). Mike now has 1,004 doubles wins in his career and Bob has 990.
Mike Bryan owns most ATP World Tour titles ever in doubles or singles with 114 (Bob has 112)
• Mirnyi saved 2 MPs for 700th career win on February 22 in Acapulco 1R w/Huey vs. Guccione/Tomic
• Mirnyi went on to capture 49th career doubles title at Acapulco w/Huey (d. Petzschner/Peya)
• At 20th straight Wimbledon, Mirnyi reached SF with 14th partner Huey (l. to Herbert/Mahut in 5 sets)

[4] Milos Raonic (CAN) vs [Q] Jared Donaldson (USA)                First Meeting

Raonic 2016 FastFacts:

W: Brisbane (d. Federer); F (3): ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l. to Djokovic); London/Queen’s Club (l. to Murray); Wimbledon (l. to Murray); SF: Australian Open (l. Murray); QF (3): ATP Masters 1000 Miami (l. Kyrgios); ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo (l. to Murray); ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (l. to Djokovic)
YTD W-L: 38-9 (18-3 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1 / Career Titles: 8
Date of Birth: December 27, 1990
Emirates ATP Ranking: 7
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 9-6 (2013 RUP)

• Tournament Note: Raonic is into the third round at the Rogers Cup after a 1R bye and a win over Yen-Hsun Lu 63 63. This makes him 11-0 in opening matches at events this season. His past Rogers Cup success includes appearances in the final in 2013 (l. to Nadal) and the quarterfinals in 2012 (l. to Isner) and 2014 (l. to Lopez). Last year, he lost in his opening match after 1R bye to Karlovic in two tie-breaks
• Became 1st Canadian man to reach major singles final at Wimbledon (l. to No. 2 Murray)
• En route to Wimbledon final, earned 1st win from 2 sets down to beat Goffin, then defeated No. 3 Federer in 5 sets
• Also fell to No. 2 Murray in London/Queen’s Club final after leading 76 30
• Won first 9 matches of season, highlighted by 8th career title at Brisbane (d. No. 3 Federer)
• Upset No. 4 Wawrinka in 5 sets en route to Australian Open SF (l. to No. 2 Murray in 5 sets)
• Played in 3rd ATP Masters 1000 final at Indian Wells (d. Berdych, Monfils and Goffin; l. to No. 1 Djokovic)
• Reached QFs at Miami (l. to Kyrgios), Monte-Carlo (l. to Murray) and Madrid (l. to Djokovic)
• Advanced to Roland Garros 4R (l. to Ramos-Viñolas)
• Withdrew from Delray Beach, Acapulco and Davis Cup 1R due to muscular tear sustained in Australian Open SF

Donaldson 2016 FastFacts:
YTD W-L: 3-5 (3-4 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: October 9, 1996
Emirates ATP Ranking: 147
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 2-0

• Tournament Note: The 19-year-old American qualifier is into his 1st ATP Masters 1000 3R after 1st back-to-back wins of career over John Millman 64 43 ret and Fabio Fognini 63 36 63
• Reached 2R in Washington as Q last week, defeating Millot for 1st win of season before falling to Paire
• Fell to Nishioka in Memphis 1R as Q and ATP Masters 1000 Miami 1R as LL
• As WC at ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells, fell to Pospisil in 3 sets after 2 hours, 49 minutes
• Lost 3-setter to Basilashvili in final round of Roland Garros qualifying for 2nd straight year
• Reached 3rd Challenger final of career at Savannah, USA (d. G. Melzer and Young, l. to Fratangelo)
• Withdrew from 3 grass-court Challengers and Wimbledon qualifying due to shoulder injury

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [Q] Radek Stepanek (CZE) Djokovic Leads 11-1

06 Zagreb (Croatia)                        Carpet     R16 Novak Djokovic                   6-3 6-4
06 Rotterdam (Netherlands)           Hard       QF Radek Stepanek                 7-5 4-6 7-6(2)
07 US Open                                    Hard       R64 Novak Djokovic      6-7(4)  7-6(5)  5-7  7-5  7-6(2)
08 ATP Masters 1000 Rome          Clay        SF Novak Djokovic                    6-0 1-0 ret
09 US Open                                    Hard        R16 Novak Djokovic                    6-1 6-3 6-3
09 Basel (Switzerland)                    Hard       SF Novak Djokovic                   6-7(4)   7-5    6-2
11 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati     Hard      R16 Novak Djokovic                   6-3 6-3
12 Wimbledon                                Grass     R32 Novak Djokovic                   4-6 6-2 6-2 6-2
13 Australian Open                         Hard      R32 Novak Djokovic                   6-4 6-3 7-5
13 SRB vs.CZE DC Final (Serbia)  Hard      RR Novak Djokovic                   7-5 6-1 6-4
14 ATP Masters 1000 Rome           Clay     R32 Novak Djokovic                   6-3 7-5
14 Wimbledon                                 Grass    R64 Novak Djokovic                   6-4  6-3  6-7(5) 7-6(5)

Djokovic 2016 FastFacts:
W (6): Doha (d. Nadal); Australian Open (d. Murray); Indian Wells (d. Raonic); Miami (d. Nishikori); Madrid (d. Murray); Roland Garros (d. Murray); F: Rome (l. to Murray); QF: Dubai (l. to Lopez)
YTD W-L: 47-4 (29-1 on hard)
YTD Titles: 6 / Career Titles: 65
Date of Birth: May 22, 1987
Emirates ATP Ranking: 1 (Career-High)
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 31-6 (2007, 2011, 2012 Champion)

• Tournament Note: After a 1R bye, the top seed narrowly defeated Gilles Muller 75 76(3) to continue his bid for his 30th ATP Masters 1000 title, a feat denied by Andy Murray in Rome final this past May
• Won Roland Garros title to become 8th man with career Grand Slam and 3rd with all 4 majors at once (d. Murray)
• Surpassed 200 weeks at No. 1, $100 million in prize money and 50 wins at all 4 majors during Roland Garros 
• Tied Emerson for 4th all-time with 12 Grand Slam men’s singles titles
• Also tied Emerson’s all-time record with 6th Australian Open title (d. No. 2 Murray)
• Defeated by Querrey in Wimbledon 3R, ending calendar Grand Slam bid and 30-match win streak at majors
• Held No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings for the past 108 weeks since July 7, 2014 and this will be the 209th week (as of July 25) he’s ranked No. 1 in his career, the fifth-most in history of the rankings
• Swept Indian Wells (d. Raonic) and Miami (d. No. 6 Nishikori) for 3rd straight year and 4th time overall
• Added Madrid title for record-setting 29th ATP Masters 1000 championship (d. No. 2 Murray)
• Fell to No. 3 Murray in ATP Masters 1000 Rome final, snapping career-long 17-match win streak vs. Top 10
• Became 3rd active player with 700 wins by beating Jaziri in Dubai 2R on Feb. 24 (also Federer, Nadal)
• Fell 1 shy of Lendl’s Open-Era record 18 straight finals when eye problem forced ret in Dubai QF (l. to Lopez)
• Defeated Nedovyesov in 3 sets and Kukushkin in 5 sets to help Serbia beat Kazakhstan 3-2 in Davis Cup 1R

Stepanek 2016 FastFacts:
QF: Stuttgart (l. to Kohlschreiber)
YTD W-L: 9-7 (4-2 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: November 27, 1978
Emirates ATP Ranking: 129
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 11-11 (2007 SF)

• Tournament Note: Stepanek is oldest player in singles draw at 37y, 7m, and he reached the third round with a 76(5) 64 win over Canadian Peter Polansky. His 1R victory over No. 14 seed Benoit Paire made him the oldest player to win a singles match in Canada since Marty Riessen (37 yrs., 8 mos.) in 1979. He’s also the oldest to win an ATP Masters 1000 match since Jimmy Connors (39 yrs., 6 mos.) at 1992 Miami
• Qualified an ATP World Tour-best six times for main draws this season and won at least 1 main draw match at Australian Open, Barcelona and ATP Masters 1000 Madrid
• Reached Aus. Open 2R (l. to No. 4 Wawrinka), Barcelona 3R (l. to Kuznetsov) and Madrid 2R (l. to No. 2 Murray)
• Also qualified at Roland Garros, where he led No. 2 Murray by 2 sets in 1R before falling 75 in 5th
• Oldest player to win a tour-level singles match since 38-year-old El Aynaoui at 2010 Doha
• Advanced to 5th Grand Slam doubles final at Aus. Open w/Nestor (d. Cuevas/Granollers, l. to J. Murray/Soares)
• Stepanek, 37, and Nestor, 43, became oldest team to reach a Grand Slam men’s doubles final in Open Era

GRANDSTAND

Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs [12] Bernard Tomic (AUS)         Tomic Leads 4-0

11 ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai Hard R64 Bernard Tomic 7-6(5)   6-7(4) 6-3
13 Sydney (Australia) Hard F Bernard Tomic 6-3 6-7(2)  6-3
14 Stockholm (Sweden) Hard R16 Bernard Tomic 7-6(4)    6-4
16 London / Queen's Club Grass R32 Bernard Tomic 6-3 6-4
Other Meeting:
10 Nottingham CH (Great Britain) Grass R32 Kevin Anderson 7-6(8)    6-1

Tomic 2016 FastFacts:
F: Acapulco (l. to Thiem); SF (2): Brisbane (l. to Raonic); London/Queen's Club (l. to Raonic); QF (3): Sydney (l. to Gabashvili); Quito (l. to Lorenzi); s-Hertogenbosch (l. to Mahut)
YTD W-L: 25-17 (15-7 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: October 21, 1992
Emirates ATP Ranking: 22
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 6-5 (2015-16 3R)

• Tournament Note: The 23-year-old Australian is hoping to reach QF for first time at Rogers Cup. He overcame Canadian wild card Steven Diez 63 76(4) in 2R and qualifier Alejandro Gonzalez 76(1) in 1R
• Reached 5th career final at Acapulco – 1st at an ATP World Tour 500 event (l. to Thiem in 3 sets)
• Achieved career-high of No. 17 in Emirates ATP Rankings on January 11
• Advanced to SFs at Brisbane (d. No. 8 Nishikori, l. to Raonic) and Queen’s Club (l. to No. 9 Raonic)
• Reached 4R at Australian Open (l. to No. 2 Murray) and Wimbledon (d. Verdasco in 5 sets of 1R, l. to Pouille 10-8 in 5th)
• Suffered 5-match losing streak before reaching Roland Garros 2R (d. Baker, l. to Coric) 
• Retired in Sydney QF vs. Gabashvili (fatigue), Indian Wells 3R vs. Raonic (right wrist) and Rome 1R vs. Paire (flu). Withdrew from ATP Masters 1000 events at Miami and Monte-Carlo due to right wrist injury

Anderson 2016 FastFacts:
QF (3): Auckland (l. to Sock); Nice (l. to Sousa); Nottingham (l. to Johnson)
YTD W-L: 7-11 (3-4 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: May 18, 1986
Emirates ATP Ranking: 34
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 9-6 (2014 QF)

• Tournament Note: The 30-year-old South African advanced to the 3R with a straight-set win over Viktor Troicki followed by a win over Dominic Thiem, who retired with hip pain in the first set of their 2R match
• In May, returned following 10-week injury absence & fell in 1R at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (l. to Monfils)
• Received 1R byes and reached QFs at Auckland (l. to Sock), Nice (l. to Sousa) and Nottingham (l. to Johnson)
• As World No. 20, qualified at London/Queen’s Club (l. to Tomic in 1R)
• In Wimbledon 1R, suffered 4th loss of career from 2 sets up and held 1 MP vs. Istomin
• Retired from 2 matches and withdrew from 8 tournaments due to left knee and right shoulder injuries 
• Also underwent minor ankle surgery on March 15 

[10] Gael Monfils (FRA) vs [7] David Goffin (BEL)              First ATP Meeting
Other Meeting:
13 Bordeaux CH (France) Clay SF Gael Monfils 5-7 6-1 7-5

Monfils 2016 FastFacts:
W: Washington (d. Karlovic); F (2): Rotterdam (l. to Klizan); ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo (l. to Nadal); QF (3): Australian Open (l. to Raonic); ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l. to Raonic); ATP Masters 1000 Miami (l. to Nishikori)
YTD W-L: 28-9 (21-5 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1 / Career Titles: 6
Date of Birth: September 1, 1986
Emirates ATP Ranking: 14
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 9-6 (2011 QF)

• Tournament Note: The 29-year-old Frenchman is into the 3R for the first time since 2011 after defeating Canadian Vasek Pospisil 7-6(6), 6-0. Lost in 2R last two years in third set TB (l. to No. 1 Djokovic in 2014 and Muller in 2015)
• Comes in after winning ATP World Tour 500 level title in Washington (d. Karlovic after saving 1 MP), biggest title of his career and sixth overall (6-19). It was also his first title on U.S. soil (1-2)  
• Improved from No. 17 to No. 14 by winning title and moved up to No. 9 in Emirates ATP Race to London
• Reached 3rd ATP Masters 1000 final at Monte-Carlo (d. No. 9 Tsonga, l. to No. 5 Nadal in 3 sets)
• Also reached ATP Masters 1000 QFs at Indian Wells (l. to Raonic) and Miami (l. to No. 6 Nishikori after 5 MPs)
• Advanced to 1st Australian Open QF in 11th appearance (l. to Raonic)
• Lost to Klizan in Rotterdam championship match in February
• Won 8th straight Davis Cup match to open France’s 5-0 sweep of Canada in 1R (d. Dancevic)
• Withdrew from Marseille (right leg), Munich (groin strain), Roland Garros (virus) and Halle (virus)

Goffin 2016 FastFacts:
SF (2): ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l. to Raonic); ATP Masters 1000 Miami (l. to Djokovic); QF (5): Marseille (l. to Berdych); Munich (l. to A. Zverev); ATP Masters 1000 Rome (l. to Murray); Roland Garros (l. to Thiem); Halle (l. to Federer)
YTD W-L: 32-13 (15-6 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: December 7, 1990
Emirates ATP Ranking: 11 (Career-High)
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 3-2 (2015 Round of 16)

• Tournament note: No. 7 seed Goffin got past Sam Querrey in 2R after the American retired with a lower back injury while trailing 64 21
• Advanced for 1st time to Aus. Open 4R (d. Thiem, l. to No. 3 Federer) and Roland Garros QF (l. to Thiem)
• Reached Wimbledon 4R for 2nd straight year (l. to No. 7 Raonic after leading by 2 sets)
• Achieved career-high No. 11 in Emirates ATP Rankings on June 6
• Played in ATP Masters 1000 SFs at Indian Wells (l. to Raonic) and Miami (l. to No. 1 Djokovic)
• Beat No. 4 Wawrinka 76 in 3rd for biggest win of career in Indian Wells 4R (3-29 vs. Top 10)
• Defeated No. 8 Berdych 60 60 to reach Rome QF – 1st double-bagel of Berdych’s career (l. to No. 3 Murray)
• Saved 2 MPs vs. Tiafoe in Indian Wells 2R and 1 MP vs. Verdasco in Monte-Carlo 2R
• Held 4 MPs vs. Pouille before falling 76 in 3rd in ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 1R
• Defeated Coric and Cilic, but lost doubles w/Bemelmans to Dodig/Skugor during Davis Cup 1R (CRO d. BEL 3-2)

Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)                        Series Tied 2-2
13 Zagreb (Croatia)                   Hard R32 Ivo Karlovic                    7-6(3) 7-6(3)
14 ATP Masters 1000 Rome     Clay R32 Grigor Dimitrov              7-6(3) 6-4
14 Roland Garros (France)       Clay R128 Ivo Karlovic                    6-4   7-5     7-6(4)
16 Istanbul (Turkey)                  Clay SF Grigor Dimitrov              7-6(0) 7-6(2)

Karlovic 2016 FastFacts:
W: Newport (d. Muller); F: Washington (l. to Monfils); SF (2): Istanbul (l. to Dimitrov); s-Hertogenbosch (l. to Muller)
YTD W-L: 18-14 (6-5 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1 / Career Titles: 7
Date of Birth: February 28, 1979
Emirates ATP Ranking: 27
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 8-7 (2011, 2015-16 3R)

• Tournament Note: The 37-year-old Croat notched a big win by defeating 8th-seeded countryman Marin Cilic 64 76(3) in 2R, firing 20 aces on the match
• Winner in 10 of last 11 matches, including Washington final (l. to Monfils) and 7th career ATP World Tour title in Newport (d. Muller, saving 3 MPs). At 37 years, 4 months, became oldest ATP World Tour singles winner since Marty Riessen (37 years, 9 months) in 1979 (Lafayette, La.)
• At Roland Garros, beat Thompson 12-10 in 5th to become oldest player to reach Grand Slam 3R since Connors at 1991 US Open (l. to No. 2 Murray in 3R)
• Ended 8-match losing streak with 1st wins of season to reach Istanbul SF (d. Lajovic and Granollers, l. to Dimitrov)
• Win over Lajovic in Istanbul 2R on April 28 served as 300th victory of career
• Also reached SF at ’s-Hertogenbosch (d. Sijsling and Mannarino, l. to Muller)
• Suffered 11th straight loss in a final-set tiebreak, squandering 2 MPs vs. Kudla in ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 1R. Streak ended in Newport final where he prevailed 14-12 in longest decisive-set TB in an ATP final in Open Era
• Retired in 2 matches and withdrew from 3 events from January through March (left knee)

Dimitrov 2016 FastFacts:
F (2): Sydney (l. to Troicki); Istanbul (l. to Schwartzman); SF: Delray Beach (l. to Ram); QF (2): Brisbane (l. to Federer); Acapulco (l. to Thiem)
YTD W-L: 22-16 (16-8 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 4
Date of Birth: May 16, 1991
Emirates ATP Ranking: 40
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 6-3 (2014 SF)

• Tournament Note: The 25-year-old Bulgarian overcame Yuichi Sugita in 1R, then defeated Canadian Denis Shapovalov 64 63 in 2R
• Snapped 7-match losing streak vs. Top 10 opponents by beating No. 2 Murray in Miami 3R (l. to Monfils in 4R)
• Held 1 MP in Sydney final before falling to Troicki 76 in 3rd set. Also in Istanbul final, led by a set and 5-2 yet lost to Schwartzman 67(5) 76(4) 60
• Advanced to SF at Delray Beach (l. to Ram) and QFs at Brisbane (l. to No. 3 Federer) and Acapulco (l. to Thiem)
• Reached 3R at Australian Open (l. to No. 3 Federer) and Wimbledon (d. Simon, l. to Johnson)
• Suffered 6-match losing streak from May 1 to June 27

[Q] Ryan Harrison (USA) vs [5] Tomas Berdych (CZE) First Meeting

Harrison 2016 FastFacts:

YTD W-L: 7-6 (7-5 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: May 7, 1992
Emirates ATP Ranking: 144
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 2-0 (2016 3R)

• Tournament Note: The 24-year-old Shreveport, La. native scored a big win over No. 9 seed John Isner 76(3) 67(4) 64 in 2R to reach this stage. The victory was his second Top 20 win of the year (d. No. 12 Cilic in Acapulco)
• Last week in Washington, qualified and beat Robert and No. 10 seed Troicki before losing in 3R (l. to Johnson) 
• Also qualified and reached 2R at Acapulco (d. Cilic, l. to Marchenko 76 in 3rd) and Indian Wells (d. Lajovic, l. to Cilic)
• Saved 4 MPs to defeat Nedovyesov and qualify for Australian Open (l. to Kuznetsov in 1R)
• Also saved 1 MP to defeat Tiafoe in Memphis 1R (l. to No. 7 Nishikori in 2R)
• Advanced to Tallahassee, USA Challenger SF (d. Rubin, l. to Tiafoe)
• Captured Savannah, USA Challenger doubles title w/Baker (d. Raja/Sharan 10-8 in Match TB)
• At Irving, USA Challenger, saved 10 MPs vs. Rublev in 1R before falling 76 in 3rd on Russian’s 11th MP

Berdych 2016 FastFacts:
SF (3): Doha (l. to Djokovic); Marseille (l. to Kyrgios); Wimbledon (l. to Murray); QF (5): Australian Open (l. to Federer); Dubai (l. to Kyrgios); ATP Masters 1000 Miami (l. to Djokovic); ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (l. to Murray); Roland Garros (l. to Djokovic)
YTD W-L: 29-13 (17-7 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 12
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 8
Rogers Cup W-L (Best Result): 13-11 (2006, 2010-11 QF)

• Tournament Note: Reached 3R by defeating Borna Coric 46 61 64. The 30-year-old Czech Republic native has reached the QF three times in his career: 2006 (d. No. 2 Nadal in 3R, l. to Gasquet), 2010 (l. to No. 3 Federer in third set TB) and 2011 (l. to Tipsarevic). Since then, has not won back-to-back matches, falling in 3R (after 1R bye) from 2012-14
• Beat A. Zverev, Vesely and Pouille en route to 6th Grand Slam SF at Wimbledon (l. to No. 2 Murray)
• Also advanced to SFs at Doha (l. to No. 1 Djokovic) and Marseille (d. Goffin, l. to Kyrgios)
• Reached QFs at Aus. Open (l. to No. 3 Federer), Dubai (l. to Kyrgios), Miami (d. No. 10 Gasquet, l. to No. 1 Djokovic), Madrid (d. No. 9 Ferrer, l. to No. 2 Murray) and Roland Garros (d. Ferrer, l. to No. 1 Djokovic)
• Suffered 60 60 loss to Goffin in ATP Masters 1000 Rome 3R – 1st double-bagel of career at any level
• Helped Czech Republic beat Germany 3-2 in Davis Cup 1R by winning 5-setter over A. Zverev in 4h, 20m
• Also won doubles w/Stepanek for 50th Davis Cup victory of career (d. Kohlschreiber/Petzschner)
• Retired with right hamstring injury in 4th rubber while trailing Kohlschreiber 63 75

[6] Daniel Nestor (CAN) / Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs Nick Kyrgios (AUS) / Jack Sock (USA)

• Nestor became 1st player in Open Era to reach 1,000 doubles wins on January 11 in Sydney 1R w/Melo (d. Paes/Chardy). Mike Bryan became 2nd player to reach 1,000 doubles wins at Halle in June
• Nestor captured an ATP title for 23rd straight season, not dropping a set in 2nd event w/Inglot at Nottingham (d. Dodig/Melo). Also won Washington last week w/Roger-Vasselin (d. Kubot/Peya)
• Despite success as a team, including an appearance at the Australian Open QF and Indian Wells final this year, Sock and Pospisil are opponents. Together, the two captured the 2014 Wimbledon doubles title in their first event as partners (d. Bryan/Bryan in 5 sets)

COURT 1

Bernard Tomic (AUS) / Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs [2] Jamie Murray (GBR) / Bruno Soares (BRA) 

[7] Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Rajeev Ram (USA) vs [WC] Philip Bester (CAN) / Adil Shamasdin (CAN) 

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) / Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs [8] Henri Kontinen (FIN) / John Peers (AUS)

Raonic Reflects On Newfound Fame

Thu, 28/07/2016 - 7:53pm
Raonic discusses his impact on tennis in Canada, along with ATP World Tour players and fans.

Djokovic Nishikori Raonic Win In Toronto 2016 Wednesday Highlights

Thu, 28/07/2016 - 4:22pm
Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, Gael Monfils, Ivo Karlovic and Grigor Dimitrov advance Wednesday at the Rogers Cup. Photo: Getty Images. Watch live tennis: tennistv.com

Shapovalov Wows Crowd With Double Hot Shot Toronto 2016

Thu, 28/07/2016 - 4:02pm
Denis Shapovalov delivers a double-whammy hot shot during his second-round match against Grigor Dimitrov at the Rogers Cup on Wednesday. Watch live tennis: tennistv.com

Polansky Goes Behind The Scenes In Toronto

Thu, 28/07/2016 - 3:14pm
Canadian Peter Polansky takes us behind the scenes at his hometown tournament in Toronto, giving an exclusive backstage tour of the player areas at the Aviva Centre.

Nishikori Produces Quick-Thinking Hot Shot Toronto 2016

Thu, 28/07/2016 - 12:48pm
Kei Nishikori covers some miles before his quick reflexes get the job done at the Rogers Cup. Watch live tennis: tennistv.com